Tranchée des Baïonnettes
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Tranchée des Baïonnettes Verdun Reviews
Where soldiers were buried alive under heavy artillery fire Aug 06, 2012
This memorial was founded on the grounds were many soldiers were buried alive in their trenches with only their bayonets still sticking out of the ground. At least that's the story.
The commanding officer of the battalion returned to where his soldiers were fighting and found only the weapons sticking out from the ground halfway buried.
The memorial was opened in 1920.
It is right by the main road and signs point to it. It won't take you more than 15 minutes to walk around this memorial, but the way it is built it feels like you're walking through a trench to find the graves underneath a stone bunker protecting those who lie underneath it.
Bomb craters are visible in the vicinity. Worth a stop and quick stroll.
Part of the Belgium-France-Luxembourg Road Trip 2012 travel blog
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